Wednesday, 1 August 2012
The weepers: the other life- Susanne Winnacker
Published: May 25, 2012
3 years, 1 month, 1 week and 6 days since I’d seen daylight. One-fifth of my life.
Sherry and her family have lived sealed in a bunker in the garden since things went wrong up above. Her grandfather has been in the freezer for the last three months, her parents are at each other’s throats and two minutes ago they ran out of food.
Sherry and her father leave the safety of the bunker and find a devastated and empty LA, smashed to pieces by bombs and haunted by ‘Weepers’ - rabid humans infected with a weaponized rabies virus.
While searching for food in a supermarket, Sherry’s father disappears and Sherry is saved by Joshua, a boy-hunter. He takes her to Safe-haven, a tumble-down vineyard in the hills outside LA, where a handful of other survivors are picking up the pieces of their ‘other lives’. As she falls in love for the first time, Sherry must save her father, stay alive and keep Joshua safe when his desire for vengeance threatens them all.
This book was really enjoyable.
To start off we meet Sherry, who has lived in a bunker with her family for 3 years after the rabies virus infected the city. Her family has just run out of food so Sherry and her dad decide to leave the bunker in search for food. On their quest for food they come across the infected (weepers) and Sherry's dad gets taken while Sherry gets saved by Joshua. Joshua and Sherry decide to go look for her dad and the plot takes off from there.
The storyline in this book was great and i was hooked from the get go. Some of the dialogue can get a little robotic in the start, but it either goes away or you just get used to it and it doesn't affect the book as a whole.
The description of the weepers was great and i had a pretty gruesome picture in my head, but that could also be because of my crazy imagination.
I loved Joshua's character, he is brave and strong and a little mysterious. Sherry wasn't too bad herself but i would have liked her to have a little more personality. I would also liked to have seen their romance go a little further, but the romance is not the main focus in the book.
It was a really quick read, so i wish it was a little longer so that there could have been a little bit more detail but overall this book was great and I'm looking forward to the next